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In my 18th week of pregnancy, clubfoot was diagnosed. Should I undergo amniocentesis?

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Answered by

Dr. Jyoti Gupta

Medically reviewed by

iCliniq medical review team

Published At November 28, 2016
Reviewed AtJanuary 29, 2024

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I am in my 18th week of pregnancy. The fetus has been diagnosed with clubfoot when I went for an anomaly scan on the 16th week. There is no other anomaly diagnosed so far. Please let me know if I have to undergo amniocentesis to rule out other associated anomalies. If I am not wrong, I have to undergo the amniocentesis procedure before my 20th week. Thanks in advance.

Answered by Dr. Jyoti Gupta

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Clubfoot (twisted foot) is not an uncommon anomaly and its prognosis is good. It means, it is correctable in most cases. Amniocentesis is an invasive procedure. If you have already undergone biochemical markers like a dual marker or triple test and they are negative, then the risk of other anomalies is very low. I will suggest you to take a scan from a fetal medicine expert near you. If no other anomalies are seen by him or her on that scan, then just for a club foot amniocentesis is not required.

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

Thank you very much. This gives me lots of relief. I got a scan done in the best fetal medicine center. There were no other anomalies found. Thanks again.

Answered by Dr. Jyoti Gupta

Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

You are most welcome. Wish you a healthy and uneventful pregnancy.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Jyoti Gupta
Dr. Jyoti Gupta

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